[NEWS] SHINee and B1A4 win artist and rookie of the year on Japan’s Tower Records


SHINee and B1A4 have been honored the ‘Artist of the Year’ as well as the ‘Rookie of the Year’ on Japan’s Tower Records!

On December 28th, Tower Records reported the results for the ‘K-Pop Lovers! Awards 2011‘, which combines netizen votes and album sales. In the artist of the year category was SHINee, who was followed by KARA in second and Super Junior in third.

The ‘Rookie of the Year’ category was topped by B1A4, who sold over 20,000 mini-albums as well as gaining the most netizen votes, followed by Boyfriend in second and Block B in third.

B1A4′s Japanese label, Pony Canyon, commented, “It’s a meaningful award in that it’s a combination of votes by consumers of Tower Records.”

Source + Photos: YNA via Naver via Allkpop

[TRANS] Minho words in First Concert Photobook


“All the members prepared for the stages together, we learned a lot and made new memories. I remember each of us practicing for our individual stages and other members would mimic each other’s stage and laugh. It was our first time, so we prepared with more passion and put in a lot of effort. (I was happy with the way my vocals turned out on my individual stage)”
— Minho (SHINee World Concert Photobook)(Source: fuckyeahminhochoi)

“I had to say.. I showed some skin on stage, so I worked out a lot. Because it was my first time showing skin, I wanted to do it on our 1st concert, I’m glad the reaction was hot after the show”
— Minho (SHINee World Concert Photobook)(Source: fuckyeahminhochoi)

Credits: SHINeeTown

[SCANS] SHINee The First Concert photobook


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[Updated] 111227 SHINee Japan mobile site


Everyone, how are you?

At last, we have (announced) SHINee’s first country-wide arena tour!!
This is owed to those who are always supporting us.
We want to come and have performances in everyone’s towns too, so please look forward to it!

In the coming year 2012, let’s make lots of memories together!

From SHINee

Images from minoutshine

translation by crissan

credit: minoutshine